Boas, Walter

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Boas, Walter Gender: M
Walter Moritz Boas
born on 10 February 1904 at 14:15 (= 2:15 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 20°24' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 15°26 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 21°00'

Walter Boas (in London, 1952)


German-Australian metallurgist in whose honour The Walter Boas Medal of the Australian Institute of Physics is named.

Boas was educated at the Berlin Institute of Technology (Dip. Engin. 1928, Dr.-Ing. 1930). After several positions at German and Swiss institutions, Boas became a lecturer in metallurgy at University of Melbourne in 1938; then from 1940 to 1947, senior lecturer. From 1947 to 1949, Boas was principal research officer, CSIR Division of Tribophysics; and from 1949 to 1969 chief of the division.

Walter Moritz Boas FAA died on 12 May 1982 at age 78 in Melbourne.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives (no. 153).


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Germany to Australia)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Physics (Metallurgist)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science)